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News wa^ received iv town from Onehunga this morning ef the somewhat sudden death of Captain Symotds, which took place at his residence last night, He bad been slightly indi»poted on the previous day, but was only seriously ill for half an hour previous to bis death, Dr. Scott, his son-in-law, was present immediately after, and haviag been previou.lywell iicquaißied with tbo deceased gentleman, wa* ejuito fcatuGcd that death was the result of neart .iiseasu. Thero wan, consequently, no apparent necessity iwr an ioquest, and Dr. Phils .n, coiomr, having had a consultation with kuperiutendent Thomson, deciicd not to hold any. The dec&nst-d gentleman, who was G7 years old, was a very old identity, lie arrived in ihe colony in 1542 with his elder b othe-, who was subsequently dfornsd in the Manukau, Having been appointed Land Pu'cba«e Com-mi-sioner in the S-iuth I»laud, he acquired some veiy cstenrive blocks of land on behaf of ihe Crow*, let ring fr-ni thi< position, he went to England, and brought rut a company of pensiouer*, as captain, in 1849 or thereabouts. He was then sppoiMed Folio Magistral for the Nortn Island and altelWuds Magistrate at Onebuaea, and acted in that capscitv until 18GS, wheu he resinned. He wnsfoonaiterviarcb re-appointed Magistrate for Kaipara, ard subsequently Judge of the Native Lands Court. Possessing several stone quarries in the neighbourhood of Onebnnxa, Captain Symonds elevotel conridera'do attention to tbe development of this branch of local industry. Tho deceased eentleuiau had a grown up family, one of bis daughters being married to Mr Bathan, Di-trict Land Kegistrtir of Cbriitcburch, another to Key. A. li. lornlinson, vrho i* now in Eng'and, a third to Dr. Scott, while a fouith is unmarried. His son occupies a position in the Telegraph Department.

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SUDDEN DEATH OF CAPTAIN SYMONDS., Auckland Star, Volume XVII, Issue 3865, 4 January 1883

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SUDDEN DEATH OF CAPTAIN SYMONDS. Auckland Star, Volume XVII, Issue 3865, 4 January 1883